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ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops

UNDATED (CBS) -- Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Awards winner, co-penned a song specifically for the Academys military tribute show, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS.  Her performance of the song, Keep Us Safe, will debut during the concert event, which will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

To coincide with her performance, the song will be available digitally, with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives.

When we were approached to be a part of the show, Underwood shared, I was so excited to do something to honor our troops, and because ACM Lifting Lives does such great work.  I wanted to take the time to really think about what song I wanted to perform. I had a writing session scheduled with my co-writers and friends Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, and I guess the show was weighing on my mind. I think we all left the session knowing the song was special, because it basically wrote itself that day!

In addition to being a three-time ACM Top Female Vocalist, in 2010 Underwood became the first female artist to win ACM Entertainer of the Year twice. 

In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris ODonnell, features performers Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry paying tribute to our countrys remarkable all-volunteer military force.   An Electronic Press Kit featuring interviews and clips from the special is available at the following link: www.acmcountry.com/troopsepk.

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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